Wayanadan Chicken Curry

frog-w-letterThe district of Wayanad has a luxuriant forest cover and has waterfalls, mist covered valleys, spice plantations, hill ranges, wildlife sanctuaries, stone age sites to woo your heart. The common food here is known to be the typical south Indian foods. There are varieties of vegetarian foods and non vegetarian foods served in the city. Like in many cities of south India, the people of Wayanad are also fond of rice and it is their staple food.

Here’s one of their specialties.

Courtesy: Kerala Tourism


Chicken – 500 g, Coconut milk – ½ coconut, Tomato – 1, Large onion – 1, Ginger – 25 g, Garlic -1 g, Green chilli – 5 nos, Red chillies, Coriander powder – ½ tsp, Chilli powder -1 tsp, Turmeric powder – 1 tsp, Pepper powder – ½ tsp, Mustard – ½ tsp, Garam masala – ½ tsp, Salt    to taste, Coconut Oil – 2 tsp, Curry leaves, Meat masala – ½ tsp


Take a pan and place the chicken pieces. To this, add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, meat masala, pieces of garlic, chopped ginger, green chili, pieces of tomato and onion. Mix the ingredients well. Keep it like that for five minutes. You may now heat the pan and add some water to the well mixed ingredients. Stir gently and then cover the pan and allow it cook for 20 minutes.


After 20 min, remove the cover and stir gently. Next, add coconut milk and cook for some more time. Turn down the fire. Take a pan and heat some coconut oil. Into this add some mustard, red chillies add curry leaves. Stir a bit and then add this to the cooked chicken. Now, place the chicken preparation back on fire and stir gently.


  1. The Vanilla Housewife April 26, 2014
  2. Carol Graham April 26, 2014

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